Ordered Environment At Home

Creating an ordered environment at home creates fewer distractions, allowing your child to focus on the task or "work" at hand.  An order environment also makes it easy for your child to find what he/she needs, while at the same time making it easier to put it away when they're finished. 

Promote Independence and self-discipline with some of these recommendations:

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  • Provide low shelves or drawers for clothing; lower the rod in the bedroom closet.

  • Keep a small step stool in the bathroom and kitchen so your child can reach the sink.

  • Arrange toys and games on low open shelves with a particular place for each. Sort smaller items into trays or baskets by category, such as puzzles, art supplies, and blocks.

  • Put healthy snacks and foods on a low pantry shelf so your child can help himself.

  • Pour drinks into small, manageable pitchers placed on a low refrigerator shelf. Keep cups within your child’s reach—along with a sponge to clean up spills